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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the White House reporter for The Washington Times. A native of Newtown, Pennsylvania, he previously worked for Gannett and has won awards from both the Delaware Press Association and the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association. He is a graduate of George Washington University and can be reached at

Articles by Jeff Mordock

In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, a woman using a phone walks past Apple's logo near its retail outlet in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Kathleen Jennings, Delaware’s Democratic state AG, backs Barr against Apple

A Democratic state attorney general Tuesday offered support for Attorney General William P. Barr's demand that Apple assist the Justice Department in unlocking the iPhones belonging to the Saudi Air Force cadet who killed three people last month in a terror attack at a Florida Navy base. Published January 14, 2020

Attorney General William Barr listens as President Donald Trump speaks during an event to sign an executive order establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

NYC Bar Association demands Congress investigate AG William Barr

The New York City Bar Association has asked Congress to investigate Attorney General William P. Barr, saying he's turned Justice Department prosecutors into "political partisans," according to a letter released Thursday. Published January 9, 2020

Stephen Willeford, who confronted and exchanged gunfire with the Sutherland Springs church shooter in 2017, joined church and community members outside West Freeway Church of Christ for a candlelight vigil Monday in White Settlement, Texas. A gunman shot and killed two people before an armed security officer returned fire, killing him during a service at the church on Sunday. (Associated Press/File)

Religious leaders weigh sanctuary, security after attacks

Religious leaders are struggling to find ways of protecting their sanctuaries without sacrificing their sacred settings amid a 2,500% increase in deadly attacks at houses of worship since 1999. Published December 31, 2019